solafide (http://solafide.myopenid.com/) has left a new comment on your post "Issues in Lutheran Education | A Professional Conv...":
Money.... that's all this is about.
How about the schools that are having financial problems but the congregations are backing them anyway because it is the RIGHT thing to do? Yeah, these are the congregations where UOJ isn't taught either. So they have been really really bad.
The biggest pyramid scheme in the world is the WELS Early Childhood profession (as Dr. Jackson aptly calls it - professional diaper changers). These "teachers" get strapped with the same load of debt any other student does @ MLC. Then we wonder why nobody goes to our preschools except congregation members, since we DO have to charge uncompetitive rates.
|"One of us smells funny."|
GJ - Some WELS congregations wreck themselves by subsidizing their non-member Poo U. clients, because they could not stay open with a couple of members' kids.
They call it "mission," which is what the LCA did in running their little guvmint agency schemes in the name of the church.
In a congregation, the insiders get nifty jobs near home, all the pay and benefits demanded by the state licensing people, so they drain the congregational treasury in order to support non-member working moms and member working moms. The red ink flows. How much does this cost the members? None of your business!
PS - Jack Cascione, "Mr. Conservative," has an entire building devote to dipping one's beak in guvmint funds.
Missouri and WELS congregations are turning schools into zoos in the name of "charter" and keeping the place open.